AMA: Revised Senate bill 'does not address key concerns'

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The American Medical Association (AMA) distributed the following statement that is attributable to its president, David O. Barbe, M.D., on July 14…  

“The revised [Senate] bill does not address the key concerns of physicians and patients regarding proposed Medicaid cuts and inadequate subsidies that will result in millions of Americans losing health insurance coverage. The additional funding to address the opioid epidemic is a positive step, however, those suffering from substance use disorder have other health care needs that are not likely to be addressed if they lose coverage through a rollback of the Medicaid expansion. While stabilizing the individual market is an initial step, more bipartisan collaboration is needed in the months ahead to improve the delivery and financing of health care.”